The University of California, Riverside has once-again been recognized as a “Best Value School” and was lauded for its diversity in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges Guide, released on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
“We know that rankings like the U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly surveys are widely followed by potential students as well as current students, alumni, faculty and staff,” said UC Riverside Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dallas Rabenstein. “As a result, we are pleased to once again be ranked as one of the nation’s top research universities.”
Overall, UCR is ranked 112th overall among national universities, and 55th among public universities.
The university once again appeared on the list of the most diverse schools in the nation, placing in a tie for 12th overall. The score of 0.70 was identical to the 2013 survey, where UCR finished in a tie for 8th place.
The annual rankings by U.S. News and World Report, first issued in 1983, are frequently used by families as they decide where to target applications. The rankings combine reputation-based rankings with the hard-data outcomes related to graduation rates, tuition costs and level of donor support.
UC Riverside has fared well in the annual surveys, including:
- In August 2013, Washington Monthly magazine ranked the University of California, Riverside second among national universities in their ninth-annual College Ranking Survey, which appears in their September/October issue.
- In April 2013, UCR was ranked 35th overall in the Leiden Rankings, an annual survey by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University that measures per capita scientific impact.
- In May 2013, the New America Foundation named UCR a “Next Generation University” for success in enhancing student outcomes and maintaining robust research profiles despite economic pressures.
- On August 16, 2013, UCR was ranked among the top 150 universities in the world by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities.
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